Monday, May 9, 2011

Time Out


I've done a little soul searching lately... Tried to spend some quiet time in reflection... Meditated on my life and future and plans and dreams... Opened myself up to critical self-examination...Stopped awhile to smell the roses...and I realize there's much to be done.


Maybe it's the beauty of spring...new beginnings...days that flirt and beckon for attention...air that smells sweet like youth- tart with memories- clear with goals...open with possibilities.

Maybe it's hormones... 


But I really feel as though I need to step back from the computer for a week or two. Let my writing go dormant... hoping it will flourish like that wild tangle of honeysuckle... telling myself that I'm digging a big hole the wrong direction...that perhaps I should open a new door...

...and fly...


Then again, maybe it's because I have so much to do... gardening...yard work... planting... painting... bookwork... dieting...organizing- that it makes blogging seem so selfish and juvenile...I feel like I've exposed my heart here and it's drying out a little.

So, I'm going to take a week or two hiatus. A mini vacation. A section of time to relish in the beauty of early morning...to listen to the birds...walk in the cool breeze...smell the greenness of new grass...watch the stars as they line up across the heavens...
...find a little part of me that feels so lost.


Check back in a few weeks. Maybe by then I'll have revived my good mood and hopefulness. 
Sorry I won't be checking your blogs while away, either. But I will return, my friends.

Now- it's out to inhale this wonderful day and all the gifts it has for me.
See you soon.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

Aww its great that you are taking time out to re group. Those are the times when great ideas are born! Blessings, Joanne

Cathy said...

I hope this time off will be a great time of refreshment and reflection for you. Enjoy the days and the sunshine and we'll see you when you get back.

Margaret Hall said...

Yesterday, I walked (scratch that) I stumbled over the collections of wonderful "stuff" that I have gathered and have great plans for~! I wondered as I wandered through the pieces of stuff, why aren't they into SOMETHING????
***sigh*** I hear you, my nature-lovin', curbaholic, thrift-store diva, and I know how you feel~!!!
We'll miss ya'...Your words are what we feed upon....
Until I have a finished project---ummmm---yeah~!
Huggles and gourd art!!

GAIL said...

I just did the same vacation thing and I must say it feels good. And I want to try to limit myself on this computer because many of my flowers are starting to bloom and I want to be out there to enjoy it whenever there is no rain. Although I do own several umbrellas!
See you soon I hope freind, Huges, Gail

Beth Zimmerman said...

I think you felt the same urge at this time last year. We will miss you! And will still be here when you get back!

Jan Morrison said...

yep, just got back from my short break (thanks for the love!) and now I'm back at it. think gardening is going to be a bit of a pass this year. too much flux.
see you when you get back!
Jan Morrison

Car Title Loans said...

Getting yourself out in the garden is a great way to revive your writing. I know I always feel better when I spend a few hours attending to live things, be it plants, flowers or vegetables. Best of luck on your break, and looking forward to what you come up with after!
Ann